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Fighting illegal logging in Peru: The Full Story

Last week, the United States announced it will block timber imports from Peruvian exporter Inversiones La Oroza for up to three years, due to massive amounts of illegal wood in one of their shipments. This historic action follows a verification conducted last year under the Forest Annex of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, which found […]

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Who will pay for the illegal destruction of the Peruvian Amazon?

Updated July 13, 2016 News broke recently in the Jakarta Post that two Peruvian oil palm plantations located in Peru’s Amazon region of Ucayali, Plantaciones de Pucallpa and Plantaciones de Ucayali, plan to sell land they control in the Peruvian Amazon through a trust services company, La Fiduciaria S.A., despite ongoing prosecutions against these companies […]

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Peruvian Government to London Stock Exchange: Support our actions against United Cacao

Para leer este comunicado en español, haga clic [aquí]. WASHINGTON DC / LIMA —Today, May 24 2016, the national forestry authority in Peru (SERFOR) issued a public statement confirming the illegal operations of United Cacao’s subsidiary in the country, clarifying, once again that the company does not have the required environmental approval. Citing large scale […]

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United Cacao-linked Companies Ordered to Stop Operations by Peruvian Authorities

PHOTO: Deforestation at Cacao del Peru Norte’s plantation in Tamshiyacu, Loreto, Peru. (EIA) Three massive agri-business projects in the Peruvian Amazon, all related to the same group of companies identified in EIA’s 2015 report Deforestation by Definition, have been ordered to halt operations by government authorities in the country. Together, the projects being developed collectively […]

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New Report Highlights RSPO Auditing Practices, Builds on Peru-Malaysia Case Study

The Environmental Investigation Agency’s UK office last week provided evidence of systematic problems in actions of auditors charged with certifying oil palm growers under the voluntary Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme. In a new report called, Who Watches the Watchmen? Auditors and the breakdown of oversight in the RSPO, campaigners detail the […]